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A Proper Burial

USS Oklahoma Memorial on Ford Island (Webmaster)

Although the USS Arizona receives the greatest publicity, other ships and their crews were lost on "the day that will live in infamy." One of those ships is the USS Oklahoma, which was one of the first battleships to be attacked.

Each of the markers you see in the picture, above, represents a member of the USS Oklahoma's crew. In all, 429 men were listed as either having been killed or missing. Now, with the availability of DNA testing, the bodies of those lost are being recovered, identified, and returned to their families for burial.

Learn more about it:

* (1) PEARL HARBOR - USS OKLAHOMA - THE FINAL STORY | Lined Up Like Sitting Ducks | PBS - YouTube

* (1) Battleship USS Oklahoma Underwater Disinterment and Recovery Project - YouTube

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